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The minister, the Lottery boss and the luxury R5.6 million home

The strange story of the house Fikile Mbalula offered to buy

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29 November 2021

SA music industry exposed: the money is not going to the artists

One of many grim statistics: of R200 million in royalties collected by SAMPRA in 2020, R41 million went on “administrative costs”

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26 November 2021

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s hometown: no country for old women

Girls from the age of five and women into their 70s fetch water from a river in a town that has never had tap water

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25 November 2021

Catastrophic decline in the South African music industry

Once seen as a vital growth point with huge export potential, our music industry is a tiny shadow of its former self, and Covid is not the main culprit

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24 November 2021

Is this the approach to addiction that South Africa needs?

Free, community-based service offers individual support

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23 November 2021

Are SAPS commanders ignoring instructions to discipline brutal cops?

Upington death in custody raises questions

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9 November 2021

Elections 2021: This municipality is an exception in Gauteng

Midvaal gets clean audit, but some families still live in grim conditions

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21 October 2021

Is this the worst-run municipality in South Africa?

Vereeniging is a disaster. But will voters punish the ANC?

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13 October 2021

Housing project stalled as Ekhurhuleni municipality dumps company linked to Magashule crony

Corruption- accused Edwin Sodi’s NJR Projects showed “poor performance”, says municipality. Meanwhile Lindelani families are still waiting for houses

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6 October 2021

Activists urge Ramaphosa to move N2 Wild Coast Toll Road

The road will bring destruction to the Wild Coast, they say. But SA National Roads Agency disagrees

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22 September 2021

Elections 2021: Plettenberg Bay has had no functioning council for months

For how long the Bitou municipality can function with a hung council remains to be seen

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17 September 2021

Desperate pensioners build their own clinic, but Eastern Cape health department can’t supply nurses

Department blames bad roads for failure to keep promise to send nurses

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16 September 2021

How a determined community is fighting the army’s attempts to evict them

Happiness Village’s residents fear for their lives and face unlawful evictions, beatings and intimidation, legal action and shack demolitions

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9 September 2021

Free art therapy, drama and stories help inner-city children find their way

For 27 years, Lefika la Phodiso has welcomed Johannesburg children from six to 18

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6 September 2021

How Walter the storyteller escaped homelessness

Like many others he lost his home during lockdown and lived rough

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24 August 2021

Tapes reveal secret workings of police disciplinary hearings for murder and brutality cases

Police officer found not guilty of the killing of 15-year-old Damian Ahrendse

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17 August 2021